Port Blair, Aug 09: On the eve of inauguration of prestigious Chennai Andaman and Nicobar Islands (CANI) connecting submarine optical fiber cable project by the Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi, BSNL announces a bonanza in terms of high internet speed and multiple times increase in volume of data downloads to all its wireline and mobile customers in the Islands.
This project and BSNL tariff plans will enable high speed internet access and associated services to the people of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The CANI project of connecting the Islands with Chennai by a submarine optical fiber cable of 2312 Kms under Sea is executed by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).
Despite many challenges the project is completed in scheduled timeline and without any cost overrun. Being a first of its kind project in India, BSNL ensured that the laying of sub marine optical fiber cable is completed as per global specification to ensure quality, said Shri PK Purwar, CMD BSNL.
On this occasion BSNL has also announced new plans as well as enhanced data volume in its existing plans both in wireline and mobile. The enhanced data services announced will be effective immediately after the inauguration.
For BSNL Wire line segment, Copper broad band customers are now provided with higher speeds which is up to 10Mbps and up to15 times more data download ranging from 30 GB to 750 GB in a month on its existing plans.
The data speed restriction after the download limit, is also enhanced from 512 kbps to up to 2 Mbps in various plans.
BSNL FTTH (Optical Fibre) customers are also provided with higher speed up to 100 Mbps and up to 15 times data volume download ranging from 60 GB to 1500 GB in a month on its existing plans. The data speed restriction after the download limit, is also enhanced from 512 kbps to up to 4 Mbps in various plans.
While the facilities in terms of data volume download has been increased multiple times with enhanced speed, there is no increase in the monthly tariff plan charges in any of the plan, said Chief General Manager, BSNL, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
For BSNL Mobile customers also, the data download offered is now increased from 2 to 20 times in all the existing plans having data facility, while keeping the same free voice minutes and SMS. In addition, 10 new customer friendly plans with validity of 7 days to one year with high data volume, will also be available to customers in A&N Islands.